"We have killed one militant this morning," Sopore Superintendent of Police Altaf Ahmad told a news agency.
Another militant was killed yesterday during the encounter, he said.
He said search operation in the area was in progress.
Acting on a tip off, police and troops of 22 Rashtriya Rifles yesterday launched a search operation in village Dooru in militancy-hit Sopore area, 55 kms from here,
in Baramulla district.
The hiding militants were asked to surrender, but a gunfight started when they opened fire.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant could not be ascertained so far.
Srinagar: A militant was on Thursday shot dead in the 28-hour-long gunbattle with security forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir Baramulla district, taking the total
number of ultras killed in the operation to two, officials said.
First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 13:30